High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

At 291200 UTC, low 63 north 35 west 992 expected 36 west 997 by 301200 UTC. Low 49 north 44 west 1012 expected 46 north 35 west 1014 by same time. New low expected 42 north 21 west 1015 by that time.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Northerly or northwesterly, 3 to 5, but easterly 3 to 5 in far east. Slight or moderate. Fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Shannon

Southeasterly 4 or 5 in far east, otherwise variable 2 to 4. Moderate. Rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Rockall

South 3 to 5, becoming variable 3 or less later. Moderate. Rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Bailey

South or southeast 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4. Moderate or rough. Rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Faeroes

Southerly or southeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in north. Moderate or rough. Rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

Southeast Iceland

Southerly or southeasterly 3 to 5, occasionally 6 at first in north. Moderate or rough. Rain, fog patches. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor.

East Northern Section

Cyclonic 4 to 6, becoming southerly or southwesterly 3 to 5. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain, mainly fair later. Moderate or good.

West Northern Section

Cyclonic 5 to 7, decreasing 4 later. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

East Central Section

Southerly or southwesterly, 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Moderate or rough. Showers. Good.

West Central Section

In north

Westerly or southwesterly, backing southerly later, 3 to 5. Moderate or rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

In south

Cyclonic 3 to 5, becoming variable 2 to 4. Moderate. Occasional rain. Moderate or good.

Denmark Strait

Easterly or northeasterly, 6 to gale 8, becoming cyclonic 3 to 5 later. Moderate, occasionally rough at first. Occasional rain or sleet, fog patches. Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor.

North Iceland

Cyclonic 4 to 6, becoming southerly 3 to 5 later. Moderate, occasionally rough. Occasional rain, fog banks. Moderate, occasionally very poor.

Norwegian Basin

In west

Southerly 3 to 5. Moderate. Fog patches at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

In east

Variable 2 to 4. Slight or moderate. Fog patches at first. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Extensive fog expected in north Iceland.

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